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Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US Meanwhile, Texas (about 10 drug overdose deaths per 100,000), North Dakota (about 9 per 100,000), South Dakota and Nebraska (both about 8 per 100,000) had the lowest rates in 2017. Back then, the life expectancy was 39 years. -Death rates for heroin, methadone and prescription opioid painkillers were flat. U.S. women continue to outlive men, and the death rate did decrease among 45- to 54-ye... [Full Article...]

Health minister calls for collective efforts to defeat HIV-AIDS

Health minister calls for collective efforts to defeat HIV-AIDS The highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections were observed in Russian Federation in 2017, the World Health Organization's European office and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said in a report published on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Student's head doubled in size after suffering allergic reaction to hair dye

Student's head doubled in size after suffering allergic reaction to hair dye A French student claims that a severe allergic reaction to a hair dye caused her head to nearly double in size, and she says she almost died from the standard home makeover. She was immediately rushed to hospital where her tongue continued to swell. Despite the traumatic experience, Estelle has opened up about it, reassuring others that she has made a full recovery, even though signs of the swel... [Full Article...]

U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report All told, the U.S. recorded 2.8 million deaths in 2017, with middle-aged deaths making the biggest impact on life expectancy . The female suicide rate rose by 53 percent between 1999 and 2017, with a 26 percent increase for men during the same period. [Full Article...]

Here's How Long It Takes to Retrieve a Swallowed Lego

Here's How Long It Takes to Retrieve a Swallowed Lego There's a lot of Very Important Science being done at the moment, and a new study from the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health is no exception. They also developed their own metrics called Stool Hardness and Transit (Shat) and the Found and Retrieved Time ( Fart ) score. The results showed that the time it takes to pass a Lego is actually quite short. [Full Article...]

Here’s what causes asthma in kids with obesity

Here’s what causes asthma in kids with obesity Researchers from Duke University in the USA analysed health data for over 500,000 children in the United States and found that obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 per cent) of children with asthma. An estimated 23 percent to 27 percent of new asthma cases in children with obesity may be directly attributable to obesity, researchers calculated. [Full Article...]

Gene-editing scientist claims 'another potential pregnancy'

Gene-editing scientist claims 'another potential pregnancy' Prof He's recent claims were widely criticised by other scientists. Prof He also said that the study had been submitted to a scientific journal for review, though he did not name the journal. Daley, for his part, says he was surprised to hear that He knew about the brain research. "I hope we just don't stick our heads in the sand". "I think that there are a lot of questions that still rema... [Full Article...]

Proposed changes on Medicare drugs create winners and losers | AP business

Proposed changes on Medicare drugs create winners and losers | AP business The proposed rule aligns with the Trump Administration's imperative to curb the high costs of prescriptions which continue to rise. In a blog post published with the proposal , Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the number of drugs listed in protected classes has increased 63% since the policy was established 12 years ago, with several prote... [Full Article...]


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